Pueblo SD Rolls Out WiFi for 1:1 Program

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Pueblo School District No. 70 in Colorado has deployed a WiFi network across three of its schools to support the district's 1:1 computing initiative and to support various mobile devices used in the district. The deployment was handled by WiFi developer Xirrus.

"Legacy access point-type architectures require far too many devices, switch ports, and cables--they offer mobility, but are brought to their knees by just one classroom of students," said Ryan Elarton, Director of Business Services at Pueblo SD, in a statement released Wednesday. "We chose to go with Xirrus because of their ability to deliver the same performance we're accustomed to from wired networks, but with far fewer devices, switch ports, cables, and real estate--saving the district enormous amounts of time and money."

The WiFi deployment will immediately support about 2,600 students, staff, and faculty, according to Xirrus. Supported devices in the district include Dell notebooks and tablets, Apple iPhones, and Windows Mobile devices.

Pueblo School District No. 70 serves about 8,000 students in 32 schools, including charter and alternative schools, and is the largest district in Colorado in terms of geographical size.

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